French satellite company Eutelsat launched on March 9th its new artifact Eutelsat 65 West A, designed to provide DTH services in most of Latin America. The satellite was put into orbit by Arianespace company from its base in the city of Kourou, French Guiana.
Stargroup company, which launched its new DTH Star TV in Mexico in partnership with Eutelsat in early 2016, will use Ka-band capacity for their complementary broadband service Star Go in that country as well as in Colombia and Peru.
The satellite is located at the 65° West geostationary position and will use its high-power Ku- and C-band transponders to offer Satellite TV and video distribution in Brazil, the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean.
Eutelsat revealed that it plans to double its business in Latin America in an estimated three to five years term. Of the entire satellite capacity, 66.8% correspond to video applications. It has 12 satellites with video transmission capability in Latin America, some using almost all its potential for the region and others taking the region as a secondary market.
Eutelsat’s satellites for the region are the Eutelsat 117 WA (116,8° West), the Eutelsat 115 WA (114,9° West), the Eutelsat WA 113 (113° West), the Telstar 12 (15° West), the Eutelsat 12 WA ( 12.5° West), the Eutelsat 8 WA (8° West), the Eutelsat 5 WA (5° West), the Eutelsat 3B (3° East), the Eutelsat 10A (10° East), Eutelsat 117 WB (116,8° West), the Eutelsat 8 WB (8° West) and the Eutelsat 65 WA (65° West).